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Judo tournament in memory of Vyacheslav Ekshabarov in Ussuriysk acquired international status

22 November in Ussuriysk, the opening of the First International Judo Championships in memory of Vyacheslav Ekshabarov was held. The competitions will take both days off, the main part of the athletes is preparing to perform on the second day of the tournament, the correspondent of the correspondent reports. RIA PrimaMedia.

- This is the first international judo wrestling tournament in Ussuriysk. So far, one team from abroad has come to us, the city of Yanzi, China. We hope that this format of the competition will become traditional. Now it is necessary to look at the results and results of this tournament, how it will turn out to interact with foreign athletes, how the competition will go in general. There are three more Chinese teams that are willing to come to us next year. Now we are taking the first steps in international cooperation and are planning to move on. The sports schools of Vladivostok, Dalnerechensk, Ussuriisk, Livadia, Nakhodka, Artem, Pogranichny will perform on the part of Primorye. Primorsky athletes were supported by athletes from the Khabarovsk Territory, the Amur Region, Sakhalin, - said the ex-president of the Judo Wrestling Federation of Ussuriysk Vyacheslav Kononenko.

- The initiator of the tournament was the president of Ussuriisk Judo Federation Dmitry Ustenko, who in July of this year was at the training camp and took part in the international martial arts festival in Yanzi. His idea of ​​the international level of our traditional tournament in memory of Vyacheslav Ekshabarov we all embodied. Judoists Ussuriysk just caught fire with the idea of ​​an international level of competition, - added Vyacheslav Kononenko.

Vyacheslav Ekshabarov, whose memory is dedicated to the tournament, was the first president of the judo federation in Ussuriysk. In addition, this year the Russian judo is exactly 100 years old. The legendary Vasily Oschepkov in the autumn of 1914 in Vladivostok, in the building along the ship's embankment, 21 (currently the sports club of the Pacific Fleet is located here) organized the first section of judo in Russia.

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